Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on October 24, 2012 @ 12:09:04 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Christian Ponder | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, and is listed as probable for Week 8.

QB | Blaine Gabbert | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert (shoulder) is expected to fully participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

QB | Jay Cutler | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (ribs) said Wednesday, Oct. 24, he remains sore; however, he will be ready for Week 8.

QB | Aaron Rodgers | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said he does not have chemistry issues with TE Jermichael Finley (shoulder), adding there are multiple reasons why Finley is not having a big statistical campaign. "The stats for him are obviously not exactly where you'd want them to be, but you have to understand that he's been playing with an injury and a lot of times he's been the guy that teams are trying to take away," Rodgers said. "There were a number of plays (in Week 7) where he's had two guys, one inside and one outside lined up on him, and just trying to take him away. It just lets other guys have the one-on-one opportunities and make the most of them. And I think he understands that if he's one-on-one that's usually where I'm going to look first but because of the respect of his talent teams usually pay a little more attention to him."

QB | Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb (ribs, chest) said Tuesday, Oct. 23, that his current injury might be the worst he's suffered in his entire career. His ribs detached from his sternum and he sprained the sternoclavicular joint in his chest when he was injured in Week 6 against the Buffalo Bills. "From the collarbone down to my last rib that was all out of sync, so it hurt to sit up it hurt to breathe, it hurt to talk, it hurt to take a step," Kolb said. There is no timetable for his return.


Running Back

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, and is listed as probable for Week 8.

RB | Fred Jackson | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson said his knee is back to feeling like it was before he suffered his injury. "I haven't felt as well as I did (Sunday) in a long time. I was able to go out and make a few playsódidn't make enough because we still got the loss. But I did feel good and hopefully I can continue to play well," Jackson said.

RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

RB | Felix Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

RB | Trent Richardson | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson (rib) will participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24. Head coach Pat Shurmur said Richardson will play Week 8 if he is healthy enough.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) will not take part in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

RB | Shane Vereen | New England Patriots | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said Tuesday, Oct. 23, that RB Shane Vereen was well prepared heading into Week 7, and he even called on all of his players to be ready for that opportunity, like Vereen was. "Shane's a smart kid," Belichick said. "I think he has a good understanding of the game, the running game, the passing game, pass protection, space plays." Vereen had a season-high eight carries in Week 7, and Belichick said his reps will increased as he stays healthy, not as others get injured.

RB | Phillip Tanner | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB Phillip Tanner played 35 of the team's 68 offensive snaps in Week 7 against the Carolina Panthers, two more snaps than RB Felix Jones (knee).

RB | Brandon Bolden | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots CB Ras-I Dowling (undisclosed) RB Brandon Bolden (knee), S Steve Gregory (hip) and LB Tracy White (foot) all did not participate in a team walk-through Tuesday, Oct. 23.

RB | Ben Tate | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (hamstring) is dealing with a slight hamstring pull.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) has a foot sprain that is expected to keep him sidelined for multiple games. Jones-Drew does not need foot surgery, which rules out a Lisfranc injury.

RB | Rashard Mendenhall | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RBs Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles') and Isaac Redman (ankle) could return to action in Week 8 against the Washington Redskins, but it's unknown which running back will start if they're both active.


Wide Receiver

WR | Jerome Simpson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson (back, foot) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, and is listed as probable for Week 8.

WR | Laurent Robinson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Laurent Robinson (concussion) has passed his concussion tests and will take part in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, with no contact.

WR | Diondre Borel | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Transaction
The Green Bay Packers placed WR Diondre Borel (undisclosed) on the practice squad Injured Reserve Wednesday, Oct. 24.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks (knee, foot) will practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

WR | Danny Amendola | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (clavicle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24. QB Sam Bradford said it would be a big boost if Amendola could return for Week 8. "It would mean a lot. Obviously, I've said it before, a lot of our offense runs through Danny when he's healthy," Bradford said. "Just from the initial reports, I thought it was going to be quite a bit longer for him to get back on the field. But any time you get him back out there, I think it brought a whole spark to the whole group today, and just lifted everyone's spirits seeing him back out there."

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings (groin) saw a specialist Tuesday, Oct. 23, regarding his troublesome groin, according to a league source. There is no indication as to when Jennings could return to the lineup; however, he could be sidelined until after the team's bye week.

WR | Justin Blackmon | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
It was expected Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon would see an increase in production with WR Laurent Robinson (concussion) sidelined, but Blackmon made just one catch for seven yards in Week 7 against the Oakland Raiders, a team with the 25th ranked pass defense. Blackmon was targeted just four times. However, head coach Mike Mularkey is pleased with Blackmon's work ethic. "The last three weeks, he has come out to practice really trying to get better and doing everything we're asking of him," Mularkey said. "I saw a lot of good things from him (Sunday). I know he had one catch...but I thought his effort was outstanding."

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (groin) did not practice Friday, Oct. 19, and he was questionable to play in Week 7 against the Carolina Panthers. He suited up, and fought through a sore groin. "It's nothing major, just something that I need to rest and I'll be ready," Bryant said.

WR | Emmanuel Arceneaux | Free Agent | Transaction
The Washington Redskins cut WR Emmanuel Arceneaux from the practice squad Tuesday, Oct. 23. In a corresponding move, the team signed CB Domonique Johnson to the practice squad.

WR | Vincent Jackson | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (calf) fully participated in practice Tuesday, Oct. 23.

WR | Nate Burleson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (leg) needs surgery on his broken leg, and he could be out about eight months.


Tight End

TE | John Carlson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson (concussion) and FS Mistral Raymond (ankle) have been ruled out for Week 8. Carlson did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, while Raymond was limited.

TE | Travis Beckum | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants TE Travis Beckum (knee) will take part in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

TE | Jermichael Finley | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said he does not have chemistry issues with TE Jermichael Finley (shoulder), adding there are multiple reasons why Finley is not having a big statistical campaign. "The stats for him are obviously not exactly where you'd want them to be, but you have to understand that he's been playing with an injury and a lot of times he's been the guy that teams are trying to take away," Rodgers said. "There were a number of plays (in Week 7) where he's had two guys, one inside and one outside lined up on him, and just trying to take him away. It just lets other guys have the one-on-one opportunities and make the most of them. And I think he understands that if he's one-on-one that's usually where I'm going to look first but because of the respect of his talent teams usually pay a little more attention to him."

TE | Visanthe Shiancoe | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) took part in the team's walk-through Tuesday, Oct. 23, meaning he could be close to returning from the Injured Reserve. The team has 21 days to decide whether to activate him.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Matt Kalil | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (knee), OT Matt Kalil (back), DE Jared Allen (groin), DT Fred Evans (knee), LB Marvin Mitchell (calf), CB Antoine Winfield (knee), FS Harrison Smith (calf) and S Robert Blanton (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, and are listed as probable for Week 8.

OT | Kraig Urbik | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills OG Kraig Urbik (ankle) is participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

OT | Jason Peters | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said OT Jason Peters (Achilles') is not ready to take part in practice yet but is making progress in his rehab. Peters has been able to do some running as well as agility drills.

OT | Michael Roos | Tennessee Titans | Depth Chart Tidbit
Tennessee Titans OT Mike Otto might make a start in Week 8 against the Indianapolis Colts if OT Michael Roos (appendectomy) cannot play. Roos had an appendectomy Monday, Oct. 22.

OT | Mike Otto | Tennessee Titans | Depth Chart Tidbit
Tennessee Titans OT Mike Otto might make a start in Week 8 against the Indianapolis Colts if OT Michael Roos (appendectomy) cannot play. Roos had an appendectomy Monday, Oct. 22.

OT | Marcus Gilbert | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Pittsburgh Steelers OT Mike X. Adams will make a second straight start in Week 8 against the Washington Redskins, filling in for the injured OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle).

OT | Mike X. Adams | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Pittsburgh Steelers OT Mike X. Adams will make a second straight start in Week 8 against the Washington Redskins, filling in for the injured OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle).


Guard

OG | Carl Nicks | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Adam Hayward (ankle), CB Brandon McDonald (ankle), G Carl Nicks (foot) and C Jeremy Zuttah (quadriceps) all fully participated in practice Tuesday, Oct. 23.

OG | Jeremy Zuttah | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Adam Hayward (ankle), CB Brandon McDonald (ankle), G Carl Nicks (foot) and C Jeremy Zuttah (quadriceps) all fully participated in practice Tuesday, Oct. 23.


Defensive Line

DL | Jared Allen | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (knee), OT Matt Kalil (back), DE Jared Allen (groin), DT Fred Evans (knee), LB Marvin Mitchell (calf), CB Antoine Winfield (knee), FS Harrison Smith (calf) and S Robert Blanton (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, and are listed as probable for Week 8.

DL | Mario Williams | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Updating a previous item, Buffalo Bills DE Mario Williams (wrist) is visiting a specialist to determine whether to have surgery to repair a nagging left wrist injury, according to a person familiar with the defensive end. Williams was absent from team meetings Wednesday, Oct. 24, according to DE Kyle Moore.

DL | Rocky Bernard | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DT Rocky Bernard (quadriceps) did some individual work during practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

DL | Phil Taylor | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said DT Phil Taylor (pectoral) will participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, but likely will not play Week 8. Taylor is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

DL | Mike Patterson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said DT Mike Patterson (head) will participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, but will not play Week 8.

DL | Chris Canty | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DT Chris Canty (knee) will see increased snaps in the team's Week 8 game, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Transaction
New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora is not among the team's defensive ends on the Pro Bowl ballot released Tuesday, Oct. 23. However, per the rules, team's are only allowed to put two defensive ends on the ballot.


Linebacker

LB | DeMarcus Ware | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware (illness) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, due to an illness.

LB | Jon Beason | Carolina Panthers | Injury
The Carolina Panthers placed LB Jon Beason (knee) on Injured Reserve Wednesday, Oct. 24.

LB | Jacquian Williams | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants LB Jacquian Williams (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

LB | Scott Fujita | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said LB Scott Fujita (neck) will be placed on Injured Reserve.

LB | Sean Lee | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Transaction
The Dallas Cowboys are placing LB Sean Lee (toe) on season-ending Injured Reserve. Lee will have surgery on his right big toe, according to sources, with a full recovery expected for 2013.

LB | Dan Connor | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee (toe) will require season-ending surgery to his injured toe, according to sources. LB Dan Connor will take Lee's place in the starting lineup.

LB | Daryl Smith | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Daryl Smith (groin) will be re-evaluated Wednesday, Oct. 24.

LB | K.J. Wright | Seattle Seahawks | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks K.J. Wright has re-gained sole possession of the team lead in tackles with 52, which is two more than LB Bobby Wagner. The latter has 43 of his 50 tackles in the past five games.

LB | Bobby Wagner | Seattle Seahawks | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks K.J. Wright has re-gained sole possession of the team lead in tackles with 52, which is two more than LB Bobby Wagner. The latter has 43 of his 50 tackles in the past five games.

LB | Bruce Carter | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter would become the team's defensive signal caller if LB Sean Lee (toe) is forced out of action due to his right toe injury.


Cornerback

CB | Antoine Winfield | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (knee), OT Matt Kalil (back), DE Jared Allen (groin), DT Fred Evans (knee), LB Marvin Mitchell (calf), CB Antoine Winfield (knee), FS Harrison Smith (calf) and S Robert Blanton (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, and are listed as probable for Week 8.

CB | Dre Kirkpatrick | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, and hopes to be able to play Week 9.

CB | Corey Webster | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Corey Webster's (hamstring) hamstring injury is well enough to no longer be listed on the pre-practice injury report, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.

CB | Ras-I Dowling | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots CB Ras-I Dowling (undisclosed) RB Brandon Bolden (knee), S Steve Gregory (hip) and LB Tracy White (foot) all did not participate in a team walk-through Tuesday, Oct. 23.


Strong Safety

SS | Kenny Phillips | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants SS Kenny Phillips (knee) did some running on the side during practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

SS | Charlie Peprah | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys will place P Chris Jones (knee) on Injured Reserve Wednesday, Oct. 24, in order to make room for free-agent SS Charlie Peprah (Packers) on the roster, according to a source.

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
The Pittsburgh Steelers have ruled out SS Troy Polamalu (calf) for the Week 8 game against the Washington Redskins, and that usually means marginal results on the field. Since the start of the 2007 season, the Steelers are just 10-10 without Polamalu.

SS | Steve Gregory | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots CB Ras-I Dowling (undisclosed) RB Brandon Bolden (knee), S Steve Gregory (hip) and LB Tracy White (foot) all did not participate in a team walk-through Tuesday, Oct. 23.


Free Safety

FS | Harrison Smith | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (knee), OT Matt Kalil (back), DE Jared Allen (groin), DT Fred Evans (knee), LB Marvin Mitchell (calf), CB Antoine Winfield (knee), FS Harrison Smith (calf) and S Robert Blanton (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, and are listed as probable for Week 8.

FS | Mistral Raymond | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson (concussion) and FS Mistral Raymond (ankle) have been ruled out for Week 8. Carlson did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, while Raymond was limited.

FS | Chris Prosinski | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said Tuesday, Oct. 23, that FS Chris Prosinski will remain in the lineup in Week 8 against the Green Bay Packers with SS Dwight Lowery (ankle) to sit again.

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